There have been some bizarre requests made on behalf of Las Vegas inmates by their attorney’s this week.
Brenda Stokes, made headlines when she was arrested for the Bellagio Razor attack. She slashed the face of a love rival, armed with a razor in each hand, in front of horrified casino patrons and employees. Shortly thereafter, she was linked to the disappearance of 10-year-old Jade Morris.
Jade Morris was found dead, leaving the Las Vegas community horrified and heartbroken at the senseless murder of a child.
According to those who knew her. Stokes reportedly cut off the genitals off a boyfriend that she dated, as a teenager, while living in Mississippi.
Although she is not talking, Brenda Stokes had an off-again on-again relationship with Jade Morris’ father and was likely motivated by a twisted mix of anger, jealously and revenge at what she perceived was a betrayal by her ‘boyfriend”, so she decided to take something from him that she knew would hurt him deeply and mar the face of the woman she was jealous of.
Now her attorney is asking the public for help. He’d like people to donate to a fund for her legal costs.
News 3 reports that Stokes’ attorney, Tony Liker, called a press conference to say that Stokes is innocent and began his campaign to ask for money on his clients behalf.
The next bizarre request was made on behalf of Mazen Alotaibi.
Alotaibi, is accused of raping a 13 year old boy on New Year’s Eve in a hotel room at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.
He admitted that he had offered money to the boy to have sex. The boy told security at the hotel that he refused and was pulled into Alotaibi’s hotel room.
Alotaibi did admit that “put his penis in his mouth for just a couple of seconds” and that his penis “accidentally” went into the boy’s rectum but says he was drunk. Three other people in the room were smoking marijuana and did nothing to help the boy.
There was some initial concern that the case could turn into an international tug-o-war, however, it has been reported that there have been assurances made that international authorities would not intervene and that Alotaibi would remain jailed without any outside interference
Now his lawyer wants to get Alotaibi out-of-jail on $25,000 bail with promises that he will surrender his diplomatic passport and remain in the US.
Prosecutors want $1 million bail and the surrender of his passport, along with house arrest and electronic monitoring.
It would appear that Alotaibi would be a huge flight risk if he is allowed out, with or without electronic monitoring.
The bizarre requests made on behalf of Las Vegas inmates are just — bizarre.